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Geographic Variation in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2005-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb178-Preventable-Hospitalizations-by-Region.pdf

Finds that the South had a 17% higher rate of potentially preventable hospitalizations than the overall national rate in 2005, but the rate had declined to 10.5% higher than the national rate by 2011.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality